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The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

Mike Tyson Gives Evander Holyfield His Ear Back In Funny New Foot Locker Ad

Foot Locker released a new commercial for its "Week of Greatness" today featuring Cavs star Kyrie Irving. Irving imagines that during the week of greatness, all is right with the world...<p>Tyson gives Holyfield his ear back, Craig Sager burns his ugly suits, Brett Favre walks away for good, and …

The All Blacks guide to being successful (off the field)

The tricks and tactics of the New Zealand rugby team can lead to success whatever your chosen career, writes James Kerr<p>When England face the All Blacks on Saturday, they will line up against statistically the most successful sporting team in human history. New Zealand's win-rate over the last 100 …

New Zealand All Blacks

17 Essential Items Every Guy Should Own

We know that many men find shopping challenging, which is why we've whipped up clothing guides for everything from pants to suits to shoes to shorts (yes, we're OK with guys wearing shorts -- sometimes). But at the end of the day, it's easiest to just have a simple, go-to list: What does a guy need …

Tom Brady Speaks Out on Johnny Manziel's On-Field Antics

Johnny Manziel continues to make a lot of headlines, but not a lot of friends, and New England Patriots superstar quarterback Tom Brady is the latest to share his opinion on the Texas A&M star.<p>Brady was interviewed on CNBC’s <i>Squawk Box</i> and was asked about the Heisman Trophy winner, and responded …

Football (U.S.)

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

Outstanding Art By 9 of the Best Street Artists

The term <b>street-art</b>, or post-graffiti is used to distinguish public space artwork from territorial graffiti, and/or vandalism, and street-art usually …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Pentagon: Who We're At War With Is Classified

In a major national security speech this spring, President Obama said again and again that the U.S. is at war with “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces.”<p>So who exactly are those associated forces? It’s a secret.<p>At a hearing in May, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., asked the Defense …

Ultra-thin e-skin could lead to advances in medicine, cool wearable computing (video)

Remember the names Martin Kaltenbrunner and Takao Someya -- that way, you'll have someone to blame when kids start pointing and laughing at gadgets we consider high-tech today. Leading a team of University of Tokyo researchers, they have recently developed a flexible, skin-like material that can …

US Men's National Team Finally Gaining Same Respect as Women's Squad

For more than two decades, the United States has a fielded a successful Women’s National Soccer Team, but the US Men have struggled to capture both wins on the pitch and the hearts of fans across the country.<p>But thanks to its historic 10-game winning streak, the US Men’s National Soccer Team is …

Soccer

New dinosaur with huge nose and horns unearthed in Utah

A new breed of dinosaur with a massive nose has been identified in Utah. Dubbed the Nasutoceratops Titusi, the dinosaur was about 15 feet long when it roamed earth about 75 million years ago, according to the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Nasutoceratops — which translates to "big nosed horned …

Scientists Confirm Three Potentially Habitable Planets Around A Nearby Star

<i>Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C.</i><p>Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced today that they’ve confirmed the existence of three planets existing in the habitable zone of …

Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer Rumours: Latest News on the Real Madrid Star

--LAST UPDATE JULY 15--<p>Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo continues to be linked with a move away from the Bernabeu this summer. He is the poster boy of world football and Madrid's most important player when aiming to topple Spanish rivals Barcelona, so expect these reports to maintain momentum …

The Distinct, Positive Impact of a Good Dad

How fathers contribute to their kids' lives<p>Are dads dispensable? A lot of scholars and writers weighing in on fatherhood these days have come to the conclusion that they are. As Jennifer Aniston, for example, once put the point in the high-profile context of a press conference: "Women are realizing …

Football transfer rumours: Fernando Torres to Barcelona?

<b>Barcelona</b> desperately need a defender or two. So Barcelona are in for a player whose best years were at Liverpool some seasons back. They're in for …

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

New study finds gaming helps children learn 'ethical decision making'

A new study out of the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, suggests that those who spend time playing video games lay some of the ground work for socially responsible, good citizens in later life. Conducted by Dr. Kathy Sanford, the study examined children between the ages of 13 and …

Your Guide To Agency Name Pronunciations And Origins

Have you ever looked at some of the alphabet-soup names of creative agencies and wondered whether one was meant to be read as an acronym or a string of letters? Well, if so, this short video is not the best way to figure it out.<p>“The Agency Pronunciation Guide” is a one-joke video, sure, but it’s a …

10 Facts You Might Not Know About Neymar

They eyes of the world have been on Neymar since the announcement of his high-profile move to Barcelona. But though the world knows of his talents, there may be some interesting facts that aren’t known by many.<p>This article will serve to give the footballing world an inside track on Neymar.<p>His …

Rugby Player Lands Two Punches During Match, Doesn't Get Kicked Out

New South Wales captain Paul Gallen landed a two-punch combo on Queensland player Nate Myles that would make any boxer proud. The sucker punch came in game 1 of the 2013 State of Origin series on Wednesday in Sydney, Australia.<p>The best part? He didn't get kicked out for it. Here's the video:<p>Gallen …

New South Wales

Two College Kids Made The Best Science Fiction Game Of The Year

*So far.<p>It's getting harder and harder to find reasons to play the $60 mediocrities foisted upon consumers by big gaming when titles as polished, as thoughtful, as haunting, and as cheap as Facepalm Games' <i>The Swapper</i> keep surfacing. Released today on Steam, the latest Finnish gem (after April's</i> …

From Street Baller to Barcelona: Neymar's Career in Pictures and Videos

Neymar to Barcelona has finally happened. The 21-year-old Brazilian will be lining up alongside Lionel Messi next season, attempting to justify the extravagant hype that comes with his every mention.<p>Some think he's overrated; others that he can define his generation. The truth will come out as …

Soccer

Phil Jackson has advice for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have a coach in Mike D'Antoni, but do they have what they need? Phil Jackson doesn't seem to think so.<p>While Jackson has said …

Kenyan High Schoolers Clear 2-Meter High Jump with Feet-First Leap

No pads, no cushions. No nothing.<p>This Kenyan high school doesn’t need anything squishy and soft for its high jumpers to land upon, considering these guys can clear six feet without even bending their back.<p>According to Sportige, these two young jumpers were competing in a high school track meet in …

Researchers Discover A Mammoth Carcass Full Of Blood

A Russian team from Yakutsk found the carcass in the frozen tundra of the New Siberian Islands.<p>"We suppose that the mammoth fell into water or got bogged down in a swamp, could not free herself and died. Due to this fact the lower part of the body, including the lower jaw, and tongue tissue, was …

Neymar had to leave Santos

Instead of staying with Santos until 2014, like he and the club's directors always said he would, Neymar signed for Barcelona on Saturday. He cried at his final game with Santos, knowing he had to leave the club he loves.<p>At the re-christening of the Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasilia, …

NFL joins plan aiming to create professional rugby union league in the US

Premier Rugby Limited, which represents the English Aviva Premiership clubs, and the National Football League are to jointly back an innovative rugby …